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Most filmmakers' entire body of knowledge is of other movies. When they describe things, they describe them in relation to other movies. That's why we have so many cyclical movies that look like other movies. But I'm not cynical. I even go to some of those movies.
I am inspired by the appearance of a bohemian of the new millennium. I thought it was necessary to update the figure of the bohemian, but not in the traditional way.
I know for a fact that a lot of actors are desperate and unhappy if their careers are not progressing at what they think is the correct rate. They just go crazy if they're not working. I don't feel I'd be that way. You can always get a few people together and put on a play. Maybe not in New York or L.A., but in a lot of other towns, you can.
Some directors expect you to do everything; write, be producer, psychiatrist. Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during the shooting so they can get the insurance.
I just start with a pencil and paper. I don't want something too trendy, too fashion-forward. I don't want to make something I consider a regular person couldn't wear with blue jeans. But I don't want to make something that other people make, either - like a skinny black suit in a shiny material that you can buy anywhere.
It's tough to figure out how do we compete in Europe and North America, when obviously a living wage for us is very different than a living wage in Indonesia.
When you do a really good play, the audience and the performers are looking into the same looking glass, the same microscope. And the specimen they are looking at is human life and that's why I do it, that's why I like it.
I'm a little bit phobic about stains on my clothes, so I never travel without a little packet of organic stain remover.
I lost seventy pounds eating nothing but Jello for 4 months. But of course there is great variety in the colors! I think, if I remember correctly, it's 230 calories for a whole bowl. Maybe 270? In the 5th month, I added fruit.
I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that - the ghosts you chase you never catch.
I'm more likely to lose my temper on a film set than almost anywhere. Often the level of idiocy is so exalted that it's impossible to comprehend.
I don't want to be boring. But that's not always easy.
Theater is so ephemeral, and I love that.
Even if you do succeed most people wouldn't notice anyway.
The world is ruled by violence, or at least the imminent threat of violence. It always has been.
I believe in humans.
I don't want a trillion-dollar empire to run.
I find it hard to pre-plan every element of everything I do. It's not my thing.
I'm a little bit of a fabric lunatic.
My father was a very contradictory man.
I think when I went to psychoanalysis, I actually believed that people said what they meant. This was my whole problem.
I was never a fanatical movie person.
I'm not a psychiatrist. I'm not treating patients.
I always liked clothes; since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.
I always wanted to be fashionable.
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